Florin Iki (Kenyan b. 1999)
Lives and works in Nairobi
Is a Kenyan-Italian visual artist based in Nairobi. Born in a family of artists and having lived among different cultures, she was exposed to various art disciplines from a young age. She produces her work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, collage, and installation work. She has exhibited in various group shows in Kenya. Her practice focuses on questions of identity, youth, emotional states, mental health, and women. Florin's work is observational, she analyses her feelings and emotions and uses her personal experiences when making her work, searching for unfamiliar paths within herself. The figures in her work are often anonymous allowing the viewer to find their own feelings and stories in them. She has exhibited in various group shows in Nairobi including 'I will See what I want to See' Circle Art Gallery, 2019, New Works, Circle Art Gallery- Artsy online exhibition, Various Small Fires, Circle Art Gallery, 2021. Florin is currently studying at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK), where she will be taking a Bachelor Degree in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Time-Based Media.